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Report: Gwen Graham transfers $250K to state political committee

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Former Rep. Gwen Graham appears to be laying the framework for a 2018 gubernatorial bid.
POLITICO Florida reported Tuesday that Graham moved $250,000 from her congressional account, Graham for Congress, to Our Florida, a state political committee created on Feb. 2. State records show the money was given to Our Florida on Feb. 3.
Records show the committee’s chairwoman is Stephanie Toothaker, an attorney with Tripp Scott. According to POLITICO Florida, she served as special counsel for former governor and Sen. Bob Graham, the former congresswoman’s father.
The Tallahassee Democrat announced she would not run for re-election after one-term in Congress after

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Ramon Alexander endorses Andrew Gillum for governor

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

State Rep. Ramon Alexander, a Tallahassee Democrat, has endorsed Mayor Andrew Gillum‘s bid for governor.
The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported the endorsement Thursday.
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Alexander mentioned Gillum’s “grassroots and coalition-building abilities for ‘generating excitement’ for the Democratic base.”
“Mayor Gillum has my full support and I will do everything in my ability to support his candidacy as he moves forward,” he told the paper.
This is Alexander’s first term in the House, representing District 8, which includes parts of Leon County and Gadsden County.
Gillum formally announced his candidacy Wednesday, but FloridaPolitics.com first reported Tuesday that Gillum said he was running in a conference call with

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Winter Park businessman Chris King mulling gubernatorial run

Monday, February 13th, 2017
Winter Park businessman Chris King is mulling a 2018 Democratic run for governor in Florida, sources close to him said Monday.
While not highly active in Central Florida political circles, King, president and CEO of Elevation Financial Group in Winter Park has been exploring  prospects, with national consultants based in Washington D.C., of an outsider’s run with a mixture of liberal social and business-oriented views.
The son of Marilyn and David King, the latter the Orlando lawyer who represented the League of Women Voters in its successful Fair Districts Amendments legal fights with Florida that forced the state to redistrict senate

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